Thursday, April 10, 2014
Vice Chairman Price Statement on Passage of "The Path to Prosperity"
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on the Budget Vice Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), applauded the passage of the House FY2015 budget resolution, "The Path to Prosperity," saying:
"Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed 'The Path to Prosperity' - a responsible, balanced budget that seriously tackles the fiscal and economic problems facing our nation. Our budget demonstrates that it is, indeed, possible to cut spending while still honoring our commitments to the American people. We accomplish all of this without raising taxes by a single cent.
"Sadly, we have yet to see comparable seriousness from the White House or Senate Democrats whose destructive agenda is forcing Americans to grapple with a 'new normal' of a smaller workforce, lower wages, higher energy costs, demolition of our health care system and so much more. Democrats are standing in the way of economic growth while supporting policies that take more from hardworking Americans so they can spend more in Washington. Republicans believe there's a better way.
"I congratulate the House Budget Committee members and staff for their tireless work in developing a budget that truly addresses the most important priorities of the American people – growing our economy, caring for the poor, paying down our national debt, restoring patient-centered health care, expanding access to domestic energy production, repairing our social safety net, reforming our tax code and bolstering our national defense."
Congressman Tom Price, M.D., represents Georgia's Sixth Congressional District. He is also a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. An orthopaedic surgeon, he spent more than 20 years caring for patients in the metro Atlanta area.